Vegas Beat Magazine

March/April 2017

Leading Our Future

Here we are in 2017, with P numbers now starting in the mid-15000s. Back in 2000, when I hired on, all the old, salty veterans made fun of the 6000 P numbers, just as I’m sure the legends before them did back in the day. Now LVMPD is pushing to hire more and more cops as well as filling attrition. Read More »

Las Vegas’ First Organized Crime Figure

Many people mistakenly believe that Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was the first crime figure to operate in Las Vegas, but he was not. That dubious honor goes to a Mr. Guy McAfee. With gambling establishments opening by 1931, many “businessmen” came to Vegas to start one. Read More »

Fit for Duty: Ramona R. Logan

When I was in high school, I was one of the laziest teenagers, who didn’t care that it took me 15 minutes to walk a mile when I was supposed to run. Senior year photos were taken at a group breakfast and I couldn’t believe how much weight I gained. I was so embarrassed looking at this photo of myself stuffing my face with pancakes. Read More »